CTE/ROP Courses

Mt. McKinley School offers three CTE courses on campus for students to learn career and technical skills to prepare them for the workforce.  



The Computer Science class follows the CODE.org AP Computer Science Principles curriculum.  The school awards students credits that meet three different graduation requirements:
1. Electives
2. CTE
3. Mathematics
The class introduces students to the fundamental concepts of computer science.  It challenges them to explore how computing and technology can impact the world.  More than a traditional introduction to programming class, it is a rigorous, engaging and approachable course that explores many of the fundamental ideas of computing so all students understand how these concepts can transform the world we live in.



Residential and Commercial Construction provides students with technical instruction and practical experience in basic

d finish carpentry estimating, advanced plumbing and electrical residential and commercial construction using sustainable and green technology.  Instruction includes an introduction to workplace safety, reviews of resource management, trade mathematics, employability skills and apprenticeship preparation.  Emphasis is placed on the techniques, tools and materials required for rough an

 work, renewable energy, roofing and painting.

The competencies in this course are aligned with California Career Technical Education model curriculum standards.

Students in this course at the Byron campus are building a one-acre functional farm that will incorporate the local region's agricultural crops.  Their construction includes a large outdoor pergola and a building to house tools and equipment.




Horticulture and Plant Science topics include:
1. Plant Morphology
2. Growth Processes
3. Propogation
4. Physiology
5. Growth Media
6. Biological Competitors
7. Post-Harvest Factors of Food, Fiber, Ornamental and Native Plants

This curriculum is supported through Diablo Valley College's (DVC) Horticulture program and includes 54 hours lecture and 54 hours of laboratory work.  Students earn 4 science credits through DVC and 12 high school elective credits.



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